A man struck by a stroke learns to live again, the adaptation of the third volume of Memories of Youth by Marcel Pagnol, an old-fashioned robbery… What should we see this week? Discover the cinema selection of Figaro.
shadow of a lie – ON see absolutely
Bouli Lanners drama, 1:39 p.m.
On his arm, a tattoo reproduces the map of Scotland. Why did Philippe land on this lost island? The man isn’t exactly the talkative type. His job is to help the neighboring farmers. The weeks are marked by Sunday masses. The local pub is the meeting place. He could have gone on like this, without a fuss, if only one damn blow hadn’t hit him out of the blue. When he leaves the hospital, the brave man does not remember much. Inspired by a great idea, the beautiful brunette who runs the real estate agency offers to help her. To listen to him, they had an adventure. Ah good ? He can’t go back. His solitudes rub like two flints. This produces silence and softness. What a break! This modesty.
In front of and behind the camera, Bouli Lanners paints the waltz of feelings with rare delicacy, paints the colors of friendship, showing that a little warmth is always welcome, whatever the price to pay. This fifth film boasts with its calm audacity, seduces with its sense of landscape, moves with the sobriety of her sadness. IS
the time of secrets – To have
Comedy by Christophe Barratier, 1h48
The car lumbers along, fully loaded in the July sun. Leaving the streets of Marseille, he rattles down the stony paths of an eternal Provence. Sitting in the back of the stroller, young Marcel, 12, wide-eyed, happy to have finished his school year, thrilled to be going on vacation again, with his parents, brothers, sisters, uncles and aunts From the first images of the new film by Christophe Barratier, a jubilant breath of freedom invades the screen. Here we are ready to plunge back into the tender and literary universe of Marcel Pagnol. In adapting the third volume of the novelist’s childhood memories, the director of showgirls completes the diptych signed 22 years ago by Yves Robert. And he follows in his footsteps With humility and faithfulness. overdose
Only the earth is eternal – To have
Documentary by François Busnel, 1h52
A documentary about a writer is always a dangerous exercise. After all, writing is a largely sedentary business. Even for compulsive walkers like me, it starts with lonely, selfish hours and hours in front of a computer or a blank page. And novelists, loners by nature, are not very good at interviews. Especially when it comes to talking about his work. For these reasons, Only the earth is eternalthe wonderful movie Francois Busnel in the wonderful Jim Harrison (died 2016), is remarkable. Not only does it capture, with warmth and insight, the very essence of this deeply weathered-faced man so unusual among writers of his time, it is also a fabulous cinematic experience. An authentic literary road-trip that, while appealing to our intellect, is also a feast for the eyes. I dont know
Of our wounded brothers – We can see
Drama by Hélier Cisterne, 1h35
Hélier Cisterne’s second film, produced with his partner Katell Quillévéré, follows the true story of a couple caught up in the turmoil of the Algerian war. He is a communist worker born in Algiers. She is a single mother, a Polish immigrant. Between Ferdinand (Vincent Lacosteexcellent, full of energetic maturity) and Hélène (Vicky Krieps, overwhelming with charm and humanity) alchemy is obvious from the first glance. But Fernand soon considers that too many injustices hit the Algerians. After the death of a friend who had deserted from the French army, he took the step and agreed to plant a bomb in a disused room in his factory, to protest French colonial rule. The attack left no fatalities but the man was reported by his foreman. Hélène’s life falls into horror. Hélier Cisterne’s camera accompanies the drama with modesty and precision. overdose
plumes – We can see
Dramatic comedy by Omar el Zohairy, 1h52
Nespresso Grand Prix at Cannes Critics’ Week, this first Egyptian film is off to a strong start. On his son’s birthday, a magician turns a father into a chicken. The father disappeared, the mother must take charge of family life. Interestingly, this female character remains sad and taciturn. The history of emancipation ends up having lead in the wing. IS.
In us – We can see
Documentary by Régis Sauder, 1h39
ten years ago in We Princesses of Cleves, Régis Sauder asked the students of the Denis Diderot high school in Marseille about their vision of love, their fears and their dreams for the future. Ten years later, what have they become? For him In us, find these high school students who have become young adults. Trusting the director, they naturally trust their careers, strewn with failures and joys. Without misery, Régis Sauder paints the portrait of a youth anchored in modernity, whose existence is not defined by its origin in a working-class neighborhood. oh
Ambulance – To avoid
Michael Bay action movie, 2h17
Michael Bay returns to theaters with Ambulance. Almost an old-fashioned heist movie, without an avalanche of digital special effects but with lots of cars sent to the junkyard and work for the stuntmen. The story holds up pretty well. Will Sharp (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II), a veteran of the war in Afghanistan, must find the money to pay for his wife’s surgery. He calls his brother Danny (Jake Gyllenhaal), leader of a gang of broken arms that embeds him in the robbery of the First National Bank. Ambulance It could have been a good Series B. But Bay adds to it on every level. Too many shots, too many characters (a police chief and his dog, a gay FBI agent…), too many martial music, too many shots that fail, too many kilometers. Too much of everything. Even Jake Gyllenhaal turns them into “Crazy Danny” cases. IS.
Tropic of Violence – To avoid
Playwriting by Manuel Schapira, 1:32 p.m.
best seller of Nathacha Appanah becomes a Manuel Schapira film. This novel that describes the violence of a young man abandoned on the island of Mayotte is rudely transcribed by a director who discovered this French apartment during filming. This lack of knowledge of the field is felt. oh
Bruno Reidal – To avoid
Drama by Vincent Le Port, 1h41
Inspired by a news story that took place in Cantal in 1905, the film tells how an obsessed young peasant, turned seminarian, turns himself in to the authorities, after having killed a 12-year-old boy. The doctors take the case from him… Cold, fetishized, tortured, this starched psychiatric study is extremely boring. overdose